Local authors to play “personal shoppers” at Sundance Books and Music

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SUNDANCE NEWS RELEASE What: Local authors Mignon Fogarty (Grammar Girl), Christopher Coake (You Came Back) and Ellen Hopkins (Smoke) will be hanging out at Sundance Books and Music for “Indies First” on Small Business Saturday. They’ll be helping shoppers find the perfect books for their loved ones. About Small Business Saturday and “Indies First”: Small […]

Reynolds School alumni publish stories in ‘Chicken Soup for the Soul’ books

RSJ NEWS RELEASE Reynolds School of Journalism graduate Paul George along with instructor and class of 1987 graduate Jackie Shelton have stories featured in two different “Chicken Soup for the Soul” books available in bookstores now. The dual publishing coup originated in a University of Nevada, Reno magazine writing class offered by the school in […]

UNR professor to read from new collection of poems Wednesday

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SUNDANCE NEWS RELEASE What: Local poet and UNR professor Ann Keniston will read from her new chapbook, November Wasps: Elegies (Finishing Line Press, 2013). When/Where: Wednesday, Nov. 20, at 6:30 p.m., Sundance Books and Music, 121 California Ave., Reno. About the Book: November Wasps: Elegies, a sequence of 24 poems written over the seven years […]

Sundance Books to host brown bag with bestselling author Tupelo Hassman

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SUNDANCE NEWS RELEASE What: An intimate conversation and reading with Tupelo Hassman, bestselling author of Girlchild (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012). This is one of many events taking place in the community during “Nevada Reads” week. When/Where: Wednesday, Nov. 13, 12:30 p.m., Sundance Books and Music, 121 California Ave., Reno. About the Author: Tupelo Hassman’s […]

Author to share story of rowing across North Atlantic

SUNDANCE NEWS RELEASE What: Author and adventurer Jordan Hanssen presents his memoir Rowing into the Son: Four Young Men Crossing the North Atlantic (Mountaineers Books, 2012). When/Where: Thursday, Nov. 14, at 6:30 p.m., Sundance Books and Music, 121 California Ave., Reno. About Rowing Into the Son: On June 10, 2006, four college friends Dylan LeValley, […]

Local author David Michael Slater to read at Sundance Books and Music

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SUNDANCE NEWS RELEASE What: Local author David Michael Slater reads from his newest novel Fun & Games (Library Tales Publishing, 2013). When/Where: Thursday, Nov. 7, at 6:30 p.m., Sundance Books and Music, 121 California Ave., Reno. About Fun & Games: The 1980s: it’s the time of Dungeons & Dragons, banana clips and Atari. Jonathan Schwartz […]

Local poet William Wilborn celebrates publication of new poetry collection

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SUNDANCE NEWS RELEASE What: Sundance Books and Music’s Baobab Press will host the book launch for All She Wrote (Baobab Press, 2013), a beautiful new book of sonnets by local poet William Wilborn. When/Where: Tuesday, Nov. 12, at 6:30 p.m., Sundance Books and Music, 121 California Ave., Reno. About All She Wrote: The sonnet is one of […]

Bestselling young adult author to read at Sundance Books and Music Saturday

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SUNDANCE NEWS RELEASE What: New York Times bestselling young adult author Ellen Hopkins will read from her latest novel, Smoke (Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2013). When/Where: Saturday, Nov. 2, at 2:00 p.m., Sundance Books and Music, 121 California Ave. About Smoke: Pattyn Von Stratten’s father is dead, and Pattyn is on the run. After far […]

Reno native Don Waters to read from new novel at Sundance Books and Music

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SUNDANCE NEWS RELEASE What: Reno native and Iowa Short Fiction Award Winner Don Waters reads from his new novel, Sunland (University of Nevada Press, 2013). When/Where: Monday, Nov. 4, at 6:30 p.m., Sundance Books and Music, 121 California Ave, Reno. About Sunland: Sid Dulaney, in his mid-thirties, between jobs and short on family and funds, […]

How to get the most out of Grassroots Books warehouse sales

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By Laurel Busch “So many books, so little time” applies to shopping at Grassroots Books warehouse sales as well as to reading. Here are a few things I’ve learned about the experience that might be helpful: The best selection is at 9 the first day. I’ve never seen that firsthand because I hate crowds, but […]

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